Edna Sackson October 2010

Drinking: Coffee… not enough sleep.
Reading: ‘Children’s Inquiry’ by Judith Wells Lindfors. She writes about how children use the language of inquiry for learning in their lives.
Not reading: Newspapers (I take them home for my little old dog to use as a toilet!)
Cursing: Sharepoint (Steve, please note,on laptop)
Inspired by: Haim Ginnot The tattered page has been on the wall near my desk for years…

“Dear Teachers

I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no person should witness. Gas chambers built by learned engineers. Children poisoned by educated physicians. Infants killed by trained nurses. Women and babies shot and burned by high school and college graduates.

So I am suspicious of education. My request is: help your students become more human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, or educated Eichmanns. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more human.”

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